Frances Burney


Born
in Lynn Regis, The United Kingdom
June 13, 1752

Died
January 06, 1840

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Also known as Fanny Burney and, after her marriage, as Madame d’Arblay. Frances Burney was a novelist, diarist and playwright. In total, she wrote four novels, eight plays, one biography and twenty volumes of journals and letters.

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Evelina

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3.68 avg rating — 15,095 ratings — published 1778 — 390 editions
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Cecilia

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3.76 avg rating — 3,583 ratings — published 1782 — 125 editions
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Camilla

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3.76 avg rating — 2,578 ratings — published 1796 — 86 editions
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The Wanderer: or, Female Di...

3.74 avg rating — 338 ratings — published 1814 — 52 editions
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Journals and Letters

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4.09 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 1841 — 6 editions
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The Complete Novels of Fann...

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The Witlings and the Woman-...

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Diary Of Fanny Burney

4.13 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 1840 — 3 editions
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Cecilia: Or Memoirs Of An H...

3.47 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1782 — 38 editions
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More books by Frances Burney…
“Unused to the situations in which I find myself, and embarassed by the slightest difficulties, I seldom discover, till too late, how I ought to act.”
Frances Burney, Evelina

“Generosity without delicacy, like wit without judgement, generally gives as much pain as pleasure.”
Frances Burney, Evelina

“She [Evelina] is not, indeed, like most modern young ladies; to be known in half an hour; her modest worth, and fearful excellence, require both time and encouragement to show themselves.”
Frances Burney, Evelina

Polls

February 2018 Old School Poll

Macbeth by William Shakespeare 1606, 249 pages
 
  69 votes, 19.4%

Silas Marner by George Eliot 1861, 262 pages
 
  48 votes, 13.5%

Shirley by Charlotte Brontë 1849, 624 pages
 
  37 votes, 10.4%

 
  36 votes, 10.1%

 
  27 votes, 7.6%

 
  25 votes, 7.0%

Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain 1893, 160 pages
 
  23 votes, 6.5%

Evelina by Fanny Burney 1778, 455 pages
 
  20 votes, 5.6%

 
  19 votes, 5.3%

 
  16 votes, 4.5%

The Masterpiece by Émile Zola 1886, 464 pages
 
  12 votes, 3.4%

Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy 1899, 562 pages
 
  11 votes, 3.1%

Sylvia's Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell 1863, 484 pages
 
  8 votes, 2.2%

The Morgesons by Elizabeth Stoddard 1862, 304 pages
 
  5 votes, 1.4%

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